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No shortcuts to the top with Ed Viesturs.

 
No shortcuts to the top with Ed Viesturs.

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: No shortcuts to the top with Ed Viesturs.

Date Climbed/Hiked: Aug 20, 2004

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

 

Page By: Boriss Andean

Created/Edited: Sep 25, 2007 / Jul 13, 2012

Object ID: 340513

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Greys and Torreys Peaks.

 
Sunrise view on my way to Torreys Peak.
Sunrise at Steven Gulch.
 
Torreys Peak summit.
Torreys Peak summit.
 
Grays Peak with Ed Viesturs, Colorado.
Ed Viesturs and I on Grays Peak 4,349 m (14,270 ft.)
I have always admired great climbers who have achieved big goals, like those who climbed all 14 of the world's highest mountains (above 8,000 meters) without the use of supplemental oxygen.


One of them is Ed Viesturs who became the first American and fifth person in the world to accomplish this.


Climbing Grays and Torreys Peaks


I took off from work late at night and drove up to Steven Gulch Trailhead. Got to the trailhead around 2 am and waited for an hour until I started going up. It was still dark when I reached the chilly summit of Torreys Peak 4,339 m (14,236 ft). I curled myself up behind some stones and waited for sunrise.

As soon as the sun came up I head down to the saddle and climbed up to Grays Peak summit 4,349 m (14,270 ft) .

I was about to go down when I saw Ed Viesturs coming up with more than hundred people behind him.


It was great to hang out a couple of minutes with Ed and to have a picture taken with him at the top.

Images

Sunrise. Greys / Torreys Peaks.Grays Peak with Ed Viesturs, Colorado.Torreys Peak as seen from Greys Peak.Torreys Peak.Sunrise view on my way to Torreys Peak.Greys Peak.Torreys Peak as seen from the saddle.
View to Steven Gulch.Greys Peak from Torreys Peak.Ed Viesturs on the way down.Torreys Peak summit.

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noahs213Wow

noahs213

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Wish I could I could come across him in the mountains :)
Posted Oct 5, 2008 3:12 pm

Boriss AndeanEd Viesturs..

Boriss Andean

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Yep!, It was an honour being with him up there. Thank you for your comment!
Boriss...
Posted Oct 6, 2008 2:14 pm

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